Fedora 18 final now available!

You can now download version 18 of Fedora Linux from their website: http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora

 

OPTIMIZE & INSTALL OPENSSL

In the early 90s most of the inter-network communications done by Internet protocols such as IMAP, SMTP, HTTP, FTP, LDAP, SNMP and POP was unencrypted. This basically means that even though applications using those protocols used similar authentication methodologies as … Continue reading

Optimizing and Building Apache Web-Server On CentOS/RedHat/Fedora.

Apache Web-Server is one of the most widely used web-servers around the globe. Thus, the Internet is overloaded with countless of techniques regarding deploying and configuring this world class web-server. On this blog for instance, you may find a well … Continue reading

Setting up a Local Private Yum Repository (LPYR) On CentOS – PART2

In the first article of these series “Setting up a LPYR PART1”, I essentially delved with how to setup a LPYR. That is I provided you with clear and comprehensive 11 steps that you may follow and have a LPYR … Continue reading

Setting up a Local Private Yum Repository (LPYR) On CentOS – PART1

Deploying firmware and package updates may pose significant challenges on system administrators (SAs). These challenges can even become cumbersome depending on the size of a network or the number of systems a SA manages. In datacenter environments for instance, the … Continue reading

Trimming the excess from a virtual machine

The best practice for maintaining a Linux server is to run the smallest optimal set of software. That is, there should be nothing running that isn’t being used, and ideally nothing should be installed that isn’t necessary. But the default … Continue reading